Prof. Dr. Shoukat Ali Khan (HOD)
Ophthalmology is one of the important allied surgical specialty subjects in the MBBS curriculum. As a General Physician or Specialist in any branch of medicine one may come across certain eye problems/diseases. A good understanding of common ocular problems & those associated with certain systemic disorders is required at undergraduate level. Ophthalmology is comparatively difficult subject at under graduate level and is taught in 4th year, although clinical orientation is started from the very first day with names and terminologies being used in basic subjects and the correlations of all the basic subjects with Ophthalmology, specially Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Community Medicine.
Main teaching of the subject is covered in 4th year MBBS, when lectures and clinical classes in ophthalmology are started, and students start seeing real patients in the hospital during their clinical rotations. Full emphasis on teaching is in fourth year as s this is the year when students have to appear for their final ophthalmology exit exam. No student can grasp sufficient understanding and knowledge on the subject, unless he /she starts learning it from the beginning.
The course of ophthalmology is designed to match the importance it has, at under graduate level, to make them able to identify, diagnose & empirically manage common ocular problems & diagnose & refer certain grave ophthalmic situations to appropriate tertiary ophthalmic center for further management.
The department is well equipped with the required resources and it is hoped that students will enjoy their learning experience during the 4th year of MBBS.
Faculty consists of two Professor (one HOD), one Assistant Prof., one Senior Registrar, one MO and two-House Surgeon.
To make Ophthalmology Department progressive and competitive having a teaching atmosphere where not only the undergraduates are taught and trained according to international standards but also the House Officers and Residents are trained well regarding knowledge, skill and research. The patients also get treatment in an atmosphere of comfort and concern for them and the doctors treating them are highly skilled.
To produce competent research oriented doctors with ability to provide health care locally as well as globally in a professional manner with a concern and empathy for the ailing humanity.
The undergraduates are taught the subject of Ophthalmology according to a planned schedule and time table and a standard curriculum and syllabus under the guidelines of UHS & PMC. The whole teaching is interactive having a feedback system both for students and teachers. Regular assessment of the students is done. A modular system of teaching is planned. Clinico Pathological Conferences (CPC) are being held for the sake of continued medical education.